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About David Evans and Associates, Inc.

At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) our philosophy is "To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best."  Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA Inc. has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA Inc.’s multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 20 offices and employs approximately 1000 people firm wide. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design firms in the US.

Join our fun and growing team, and let DEA support you in your pursuit of success. Work in an environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration, where expectations are clearly defined through effective communication, where teams are accountable to the results and process, where trust in your team breeds shared success, and where initiative and creativity are rewarded.  Be part of what defines our future.

Staff Civil Engineer

Job Code: 1856
Employment Type: REG
Location Search: California, Ontario


DEA’s Land Development Business Unit is currently hiring for a Staff Civil Engineer in our Ontario, CA office. The Staff Engineer’s role is to carry out the individual tasks delegated to them by the Project Engineer or Project Manager. Using prescribed methods, the Staff Engineer performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced professional.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist Project Engineers and/or Project Managers utilizing the programs, staff, and operating procedures of the company.
  • Perform civil design calculations (i.e. grading, drainage, paving, geometric design, utility, design, etc.), sketches, technical comparisons and similar technical work as required by assignment.
  • Coordinate project assignments with those of other engineers and technicians in his/her discipline group.
  • Review drawings supplied by vendors, clients, engineers, and architects; recommend necessary changes.
  • Research code issues and work with City, State, and County officials.
  • Research design options and document findings for Project Engineers and/or Project Managers.
  • May attend “kick-off” and design review meetings, and interact with clients as his/her level of experience progresses.
  • Display proficiency with computer programs such as Civil 3D, Hydrology, etc.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • 2-4 years’ experience in civil design with land development projects
  • EIT certification is required
  • Proficiency in computer design software programs such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D experience preferred
  • Proficiency in computer design software programs such as AutoCAD.
  • Residential or commercial Land Development project experience is preferred, but could also have public works, industrial, or institutional/educational experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary.



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule


Land Development Jobs with DEA:

Dave Evans built a successful professional services consulting firm based on his skill in designing residential communities. Since 1976, DEA has been recognized for preparing innovative designs that balance growth with environmental sensitivity. Today, our land development experts not only thoughtfully design residential communities, we find workable, creative solutions for complex land development projects, including industrial and transit-oriented development; commercial, retail, and entertainment projects; parks and recreation facilities; streetscapes; and master planned communities. DEA also excels at redevelopment. Converting blighted industrial areas into attractive mixed-use communities, mineral extraction sites into clean industry locations, and industrial waterfronts into gathering places are the kind of projects that speak to DEA’s core purpose of improving the quality of life while demonstrating stewardship of the built and natural environments.

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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